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Lake Street Dive resumes its US tour with shows in Vermont, upstate New York, and Maine this Memorial Day weekend. Over the next month, the band makes its way along the East Coast for shows in Delaware, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and more, then heads west for shows in New Orleans and Texas. The tour picks up again in August with stops in the Midwest and West, including three dates with Dave Matthews Band, and culminates in Boston and NYC in October.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsWednesday, May 25, 2016|0 comments
Allen Toussaint's performance of "Confessin' (That I Love You)," off his forthcoming album American Tunes, may now be heard here and downloaded with album pre-orders. The song, made known by Louis Armstrong, is one of the tracks on the album recorded with a band that includes Jay Bellerose, Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Charles Lloyd, and David Piltch. The Joe Henry–produced album, Toussaint's final recording, also includes a set of solo piano performances like "Big Chief," which is also available now with pre-orders.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, May 25, 2016|0 comments
Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields are currently working on a new album, 50 Song Memoir, for future release on Nonesuch Records. The band will perform music from the album live starting at the end of 2016 and throughout 2017. Three shows have been announced thus far: Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 2 and 3, 2016; Royce Hall in LA on April 27 and 28, 2017; and Moore Theatre in Seattle on May 6 and 7.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, May 24, 2016|0 comments
Kronos Quartet and Brad Mehldau's performances at Koerner Hall in Toronto this week, part of The Royal Conservatory's 21C Music Festival, will stream live at rcmusic.ca/livestream, this Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, respectively, both at 8 PM ET. Kronos is joined by special guest Tanya Tagaq for the world premiere her new piece written for Kronos' Fifty for the Future project. Mehldau performs his Three Pieces After Bach, of the Guardian exclaimed: "A dense and dazzling recital of Bach’s classics and the compositions and improvisations inspired by them makes this a powerful, thought-provoking gig."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/TechnologyArtist NewsMonday, May 23, 2016|0 comments
Lake Street Dive, following sold-out shows in London and Dublin this spring, and performances on both BBC Two's Later… with Jools Holland and RTÉ's The Late Late Show, will return to Europe this autumn for a tour of the UK and Ireland. The November run includes dates in Gateshead, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Belfast, Dublin, and Cork, and a London show at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 10. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 26. The band resumes its US tour on Friday, May 27.